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UK & Spain complicated situation

dhtg
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Joined:Tue Jun 22, 2021 8:50 am
UK & Spain complicated situation

Postby dhtg » Tue Jun 22, 2021 9:11 am

Hi everyone, I'm new here. I have what I think is a very complicated situation, so I don't know if I'll get direct answers to my questions, but perhaps someone will be able to at least tell me who should I contact to get the answers, as I am completely lost with it.

I'm a UK resident. I created a smartphone travel app, which can be downloaded from Google Play Store and Apple Store. My UK-based company is the owner of this app. The app will be sold primarily in Spain by approaching tourists who are already there (just like people are approached about excursions etc.) - it will be a digital access code to unlock the content of the app that will be sold, no physical product. The proceeds from all sales will go into the UK-based company's bank account. I will go to Spain for about two months to get the sales going, then I will recruit someone over there (on a self-employed basis) to do the sales and then I will come back to the UK as normal. The questions I have are as follows:

1. Do I have to pay corporate tax in Spain?
2. If so, do I have to set up a company in Spain?
3. Do I have to pay any personal tax for when I'm there for those two months or can this be treated as me being sent there temporarily for business as a business owner?

Again, if nobody can answer these questions directly, then perhaps you could guide me to who I should contact about this, because I have no clue where to even start.

Thanks

AGoodman
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Joined:Fri May 16, 2014 3:47 pm

Re: UK & Spain complicated situation

Postby AGoodman » Fri Jul 30, 2021 11:04 am

I'm afraid these are all questions of Spanish tax and I doubt anybody here can answer them. You need a Spanish tax adviser/accountant

A lot of the larger/medium sized accountancy firms have Spanish affiliates/offices or you could find somebody based here who may be able to help such as https://www.astertrujillo.co.uk/about-us (not a recommendation btw as I just googled them).


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